These two never leave each other.
Two months after their historic double in Doha and almost a month to the day after both being on the podium of the French Grand Prix, Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and Johann Zarco (Ducati) have put that back… in qualifying.
They will start in the first two places of the grid on Sunday in Germany.
On the Sachsering track, the Vauclusien Zarco ended a series of five consecutive poles of his compatriot thanks to a time of 1′20′'236 ahead of Fabio Quartararo by a breath (+ 0′'011) at the end of session… before falling in turn n ° 4, fortunately without gravity.
The fall of Johann Zarco during Q2!
Nothing serious for the French driver ✅, who keeps his pole position 🇫🇷 # GermanGP
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- CANAL + MotoGP ™ (@CanalplusMotoGP) June 19, 2021
Dolphin of his youngest in the general classification of drivers, Zarco signs the 6th pole position of his career in the premier class, the first of his season.
“Fabio was the fastest.
He shot people and I was able to have them in my sights, ”analyzed the Ducati rider at the microphone of Canal + Sport after qualifying, dedicating his pole position to his companion, who is celebrating her birthday this Saturday.
“The pole is always something more, but, during this weekend, we had a little difficulty with the race pace to make a fast lap, specified Fabio Quartararo after qualifying.
We managed to do a good lap, Johann managed to do a little better.
But the most important thing is to be on the front line.
The 22-year-old driver will have a great opportunity on Sunday to sow his pursuers a little more in the general classification.
Outgoing champion, Spaniard Mir took 17th place in qualifying, while compatriot Maverick Vinales, winner of the season opener in Qatar in March, will start from 21st position.
The two tricolors, they will lead the pack Sunday in Chemnitz.
Towards a new historic double?